ny med season 2 premiere TV ratings: 'NY Med' season premiere hits series high; 'Big Brother' holds steadyFast National ratings for Thursday, June 26, 2014

Part two of the “Big Brother 16” premiere held steady with the night before, while the Season 2 premiere of “NY Med,” which came back after a two-year hiatus, hit a series high. “Rookie Blue,” however, was down about a million viewers from its premiere a week ago.
CBS led the night overall with 5.7 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/6 share in households. ABC was in second place with 4.8 million viewers and a 3.3/6. FOX (3.7 million, 2.2/4) and NBC (3.1 million, 2.0/4) were in third and fourth and The CW trailed with 523,000 viewers and a 0.4/1, though it was entirely reruns.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS also led, earning a 1.5 rating, but the rest of the networks were shuffled from the overall viewers order: FOX was second with a 1.3, followed by NBC (0.9), ABC (0.8) and The CW (0.1)

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (7.9 million viewers, 5.0/10)/”The Millers” rerun (5.5 million, 3.6/7)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (4.9 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: “Black Box” (3.9 million, 2.7/5)
NBC: “Hollywood Game Night” rerun (3.3 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (562,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: Tie – “The Big Bang Theory” and “Hell’s Kitchen” (1.7)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Big Brother” timeslot premiere (6.6 million, 3.9/7)
ABC: “Rookie Blue” (4.9 million, 3.3/6)
NBC: “Undateable” – two episodes (2.7 million, 1.7/3)
FOX: “Gang Related” (2.5 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: “The Originals” rerun (483,000, 0.3/1)

18-49 leader: “Two and a Half Men” (1.3)

10 p.m.

ABC: “NY Med” season premiere (5.5 million, 3.9/7)
CBS: “Elementary” rerun (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
NBC: “Last Comic Standing” (3.2 million, 2.0/4)

18-49 leader: “Last Comic Standing” (1.4)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."